byEducation Radio producers Tim Scott and Deborah Keisch Polin
In August 2011, Education Radio released its debut show - filled with the passionate voices and stories of the Save Our Schools National Convention and March held in Washington DC that July, organized by parents, teachers and scholars to speak out against the corporate assault being waged on public schools and teachers. A year later, in August 2012, Save Our Schools convened again in Washington, this time with the purpose of holding a People's Convention, filled with workshops and discussion... Topics: Save Our Schools, Faya Rose Toure, Deborah Meier & Mike Klonsky
Mike Klonsky -- Thorne Dreyer's guest on Rag Radio -- is an educator, an education theorist, a public schools activist, and a “Small Schools” advocate. A veteran of the Civil Rights Movement and the struggle against the War in Vietnam, Klonsky was a leader in Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), serving as SDS National Secretary in 1968, and has been involved in community and labor organizing as well as the fight for democratic education. A "red diaper baby," his father was a... Topics: Rag Radio, Mike Klonsky, Education Reform, Small Schools, Public Education, SDS, Authors, Educators
Julian Vasquez Heilig and Mike Klonsky join Thorne Dreyer in discussing our endangered public education system, the nature and genesis of the flawed "educational reform" movement, and ideas about how public schools can be improved and can be saved from privatization. Julian Vasquez Heilig, an award-winning researcher and teacher, is an Associate Professor of Educational Policy and Planning and African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. His current... Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Mike Klonsky, Julian Vasquez Heilig, Public Education, Education Reform,...